SYRACUSE, NY COPPER ROOF RESTORATION SERVICES
Copper is a very durable metal, resistant to corrosion and in most cases easy to form and maintain. We have installed & restored copper roof cladding, roof flashing, gutters, downspouts, and cornices on many Syracuse, New York historical buildings.
There are generally three types of copper roofing and the type is determined by its application for a particular roof condition.
Flat Seam Copper Roofing
Unique to copper roofs, flat seam construction is typically applied on low-slope roofs or roofs with curved surfaces. Copper cleats are installed in the seams where the copper sheets are folded over. Longitudinal seams are continuous, while transverse seams are usually staggered. For slopes of .5” on 12” or less, the flat-locked seams are soldered to improve water-tightness.
Double Lock Standing Seams Roofing
Standing seam roofing is composed of preformed or field formed pans, usually between 12 to 24” wide when finished. These pans run parallel to the roof slope of the roof, and are joined to adjacent pans with double locked standing seams.
- Batten Seam Copper Roofing
With its characteristic box-shaped seams, batten seam construction is commonly used on domes, barrel vaults, and cupolas to create a dramatic roof line. Like standing seam roofs, batten seam construction positions copper pans parallel to the roof slope. Panels are separated by wood battens which are covered with copper batten caps that are loose-locked to adjacent pans to accommodate expansion and contraction.